Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: VIVO Dual Led LCD Monitor Free-Standing Desk Stand for 2 Screens Up to 27 Inches, Heavy-Duty Fully Adjustable Arms with Optional Bolt-Through Grommet Mount (Stand-V002F)
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Got this stand to mount 2 ASUS VA24EHE monitors. I got to say that the stand is doing the job okay and it looks nice on my desk but let me tell you why I’m disappointed.
The information about this item is confusing. You can read somewhere that you have 2 installation options, weighted base (like my pictures) or trough a hole in you desk. This stand’s only option is the weighted base. So, you cannot move the monitors forward very much, because the full stand will tumble forward. The monitors cannot be forward of the front of the base (I know, simple physic). If the stand was mounted trough the desk, I would have no problem moving my monitors forward, now I must move the whole stand. The assembly is pretty straight forward. It’s easy to mount the monitors on the stand, but you will need 2 people to avoid the whole stand to tumble.
That being said, I spent a good amount of time to get everything where I want it and level on every side. The biggest problem is that one of the arms (see my pictures, right monitor from the front, left monitor from the back) is leaning down a bit. Luckily, there is an adjustment screw to move up the monitors. In my case I had to go full unscrew, with no room left. I hope that the arm does not sag down with time. Overall, for the price, it’s okay, but we’ll see with time if the arms sag down.
I've been back and forth for quite some time on replacing the two distinct monitor stands I have with a dual monitor arm to save space. I looked equally at budget-friendly options such as this VIVO arm as well as more expensive options and based on other reviews opted to buy this one.
The box arrives well packaged with parts nicely organized. The screws required are packaged individually and labelled clearly in the instructions so it was pretty straight forward to figure out what was required in each step. However, the bolts you're meant to loosen so the arms can be adjusted freely were screwed in far too tight from the factory - after bending the Allen wrench supplied that you're supposed to use to loosen them, I ended up having to resort to a ratchet handle with screwdriver bit plus additional leverage just to get several of them to loosen. I was very tempted during the time I spent trying to loosen the bolts to just return the whole thing to Amazon.
The supplied VESA mounts fit my (identical) monitors perfectly. If you are using the included desk stand instead of a grommet mount as I did, you will want a second person to help you as you install the monitors as mounting one alone guarantees the mount is unbalanced and it tips over. Having the second person hold the mount in place is crucial. Once the monitors were mounted and the bolts tightened to hold everything in place, the arms seem pretty resilient and in the couple of months I've used it, there hasn't been any tilting or drooping of either monitor over time. The only other issue during installation was trying to align the tilt of my monitors - the instructions state to turn a screw on the mounting plate to adjust forward/rear tilt, but after turning the screw in both directions I didn't feel like much had changed and my monitors are ever so slightly still tilted differently from one another, which is a minor nuisance and one I ended up forgetting about pretty quickly.
If tilt was a little easier to adjust and lock-in and the bolts weren't installed far too tight from the factory, this would be a 5-star review. It is a pretty sturdy mount for the price once everything was said and done, but the headache of initial installation makes me drop this to a 3-star review as it is one of the most difficult mounts I've encountered and because I spent so long trying to loosen the bolts, it also took the longest to install.
For anyone who's desks are not compatible with the other monitor mounts - personally I could not find clamps compatible with my desk - this is a very good alternative, and would highly recommend it. The quality of the frame is great for the price, and the frame feels very stable once fully assembled. And, like any monitor mount it saves alot of desk space.
However, in my personal opinion, for anyone else this is not a product that I could recommend for those who have the option of using an alternative mount. My biggest issue with the mount is the stiffness of the joints/lack of independent mobility.
Stiffness : The stiffness of the joints could be fiddled with using the provided tools. However I had found that giving it too much slack would result in the monitors feeling unstable. When moving the monitors, while loosened, there would be a significant amount of wobbling of the mounted monitors. But if the joints are re-tightened I would have the problem of the two monitors moving together, which leads into my next issue with the mounts.
Lack of Independent Mobility : I've found that when trying to move a monitor along the z-plane - moving the monitors towards/away from you - the second monitor would be moved along with it. This meant that the second monitor would have to be held in it's original position, while trying to adjust the first monitor. Additionally, there is very little flexibility in terms of changing the height of the monitors relative to one another.
Due to the way that the stand is built, both monitors will always be held at the same height. This may not be an issue for people with two identical monitors, however for everyone else this can be problematic. I personally have two 25in monitors, but they are different models, meaning that the mount points are at different heights. Due to the fact that the height of the monitors cannot be adjusted independently of one another one monitor is about a half inch higher then the other one and can be quite annoying at times.
I'm not sure exactly why this is as the arm contruction looks the same on both sides to me, I have 2x 27inch benq monitors on it and i've leveled both and made sure both sides are exactly the same and the left is still a half inch lower than the other. Might try adding some washers to the set screw or something. Other than that this thing is perfect, holds 2 giant monitors and makes my desk look amazing compared to what it used to
The base was a bit scratched up, and paint imperfections. Not a biggie though. Assembling the pole to the base was tricky. Three screw holes in the base of the pole, are suppose to line up with 3 holes in the base, to hold everything together. A bit of a misalignment caused one of the screws to tap some new threads. Other than that, the unit is sturdy, and strong, without any worries of it tipping over.
The mounting arms are crooked, once the monitors are leveled out straight, there is a 1/2" strong difference in height between the two monitors, which would have been remedied easily with the inclusion of a monitor height adjustment mechanism on the VESA mounts. I will make adjustments to the stand later to resolve this issue. If yours has the same problem you could also look to getting VESA height adjustment plates if you don't feel like bending metal.
Otherwise, solid build all around and works as advertised, the elbow joints are a bit stiff though but they will bend and hold which ever angle you give them pretty well.
attention ce support doit être vissé dans le meuble donc il faut faire un trou ce qui m'a surpris. L'ajustement est assez fastidieux mais en fait reflète le prix du dispositif c'est pas cher et ça ne vaut pas cher mais pour le prix il fait ce qu'il est supposé faire. Je vais probablement pas racheter ce modèle et payer un peut plus cher pour un meilleur.
It's great if you have two monitors of the exact same model. If you have different monitors from different brands, you will never be able to get them aligned properly. I used this stand for awhile and then just took it off my desk. It's collecting dust as I write this.
Not bad... not exceptional a few of the holes needed additional drilling to get the screws in. The raise and lower function to make the monitors level is not that great either. But for the price is not that bad.
Seems to be somewhat unstable when not fastened to a desk. Because I use a table, I am not able to secure it and am just using it as a weighted base. If you pull the monitors out too far it does tip.
Very simple to put together, although did have to use a socket driver to get the screws loose in order to bend the arms - the tools they provided were not strong enough for that task. The arms are very adjustable and it works great overall for that.